Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blog Tour: Temporary Bliss by BJ Harvey

Today we get to share with you Temporary Bliss by the incredibly talented B.J. Harvey. This is one gorgeous romance people, with a temperature rating of HOT!  

Title: TEMPORARY BLISS (Bliss # 1, New Erotic Romance Series)
Author: BJ Harvey
Published: August 29th
Tour Hosted by: The Book Avenue

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't). 

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'. 

They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys. 

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head. 

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters. 

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide. 

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer? 

“What did Zander give you? If Sean gave you dominance, and Noah was to pass the time, what about Zander. What need did he fulfill?” he asks deadpan.

“Why are you asking me this, Daniel? I thought we were past all this?”

“We are. We were.  I just need to know.”


“So I can prove to you that I can be everything you need and more. So that you can realize how much I want you in every way possible. So that you can stop freaking out and walking on egg shells around me because you’re scared I’m going to leave.”

“Daniel, I…” I see him tighten his grip on the steering wheel, and I realize that this is not the time for questions. This is the time for answers; to give Daniel the answers. To help him understand why I do what I do, or rather, why I did what I did in the past.

“Daniel, I thought we’d talked about this? Do we need to talk about it all over again?”

“I don’t know,” he answers stoically.

Now that’s got my back up. “Fine, you want to know, I’ll tell you!”

“No…. NO. I don’t want to know, but it’s always there, Mac. Just how you didn’t like Nikki touching me tonight, I can’t stand the thought of another man, or men, touching you, being inside you. Fuck, it’s driving me insane.”

Having been seriously burned in a relationship Makenna Lewis (Mac) has made a vow never to let a man have control over her life.  Her life is going in all the right directions with her three ... yes ladies, count them ... three very different friends with benefits.  They all meet different needs and they’re all very okay with no commitment. 

Mac couldn’t be more settled (and satisfied!), that is until she meets the game changer, Daniel Winter ... Delicious Daniel ... “the smoking hot volcano of fine”... “Superman” (god I just loved all the ways Mac referred to Daniel!).  Daniel turns Mac’s world upside down.  She is terrified of all the things that she feels where Daniel is concerned and doesn’t really know what to do about it. 

I just loved Mac.  I know she is going to annoy the crap out of some people, but I saw a woman who was simply scared of getting hurt, so she settled for physical connections that were satisfying.  And her capacity to be up front and clear about what she wanted was kind of unique - she had almost a male perspective when it came to sex and I was actually a little in awe of that.  Mac was the sort of girl I’d love as a best friend - down to earth, feisty, vulnerable - the kind of girl who’ll tell it like it is and yet still look out for you no matter what.

Daniel is to die for ... sexy, funny, perceptive ... perfect for Mac.  He read her incredibly well and managed their interactions just beautifully.  I laughed out loud more than once at their exchanges.  I also loved that he wasn’t all sappy and flowery and prepared to be walked all over. 

Kate, Mac’s best friend is the kind of best friend everyone should have.  I loved her and I love that we will get to read her story in True Bliss.

B.J. Harvey has a fabulous writing style.  It is easy to read and Temporary Bliss didn’t take me long to finish.  I was completely engrossed in the story and in love with the characters and was super satisfied with the ending.  If you enjoy a romance, with a bit of steam (ok, a lot of steam!), no cheating and some absolutely adorable characters who are very realistic then you should pick up Temporary Bliss.

5 out of 5 stars

I’m 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world. 

I love reading, and started writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. Before that I’d written business and website articles professionally but never fiction. I love the indie community, authors, bloggers and readers alike and have met so many awesome people that I now call dear friends.

I’m a huge music lover as well. I REALLY love music. If there isn't music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you with my eclectic tastes.

I'm also a wife, mother of two gorgeous girls and currently working for myself as well as studying full time to become an accountant of all things. I also have a Bachelor of Communications.

My author inspirations are: Michelle Leighton, Barbara Elsborg and Kristen Ashley. 

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